Upper House election seen as precursor to race for key Okinawa governor

As Okinawa Prefecture is in the midst of a year full of key elections, local politicians see Sunday’s House of Councilors poll as a precursor to this year’s final election, the gubernatorial race. in autumn.

Incumbent Yoichi Iha, an independent candidate backed by the All Okinawa group, including Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki, and Genta Koja of the Liberal Democratic Party will face off in the battle for the single seat available in the Okinawa Prefectural Constituency. in the Election to the Upper House.

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